Something seems to be working!

This week was a terrific loss! It’s the most I’ve lost in a week for a month now, and I am so happy with it. I am down exactly 3 lbs this week, but I have even more news! I ACTUALLY saw the fat percentage go down. This is the first time in 6 months I’ve actually seen it drop, and it made me seriously happy. I still think it’s lying to me, but it moved after months of never changing!

Today was also measurement day. I will get to those shortly.

I spent the week on my back. Much like a hooker, but without the money and sex. As I said earlier this week, I have a suspected herniated disc. It’s not fun. I can’t really sit up without some sort of assistance still. And today my pleurisy decided it was going to flare up after years of not having a bad event. So, it’s been an interesting day, but I worked through it all.

Did SO many exercises that I can’t even begin to think of everything we did. I went up in weight for most everything, though, and did lower reps. Always stopped before I hurt myself. I have a feeling that I will be sore tomorrow, which is fine, not much to do this weekend. I worked out every muscle I could except for calve lifts (since I would be jumping on the elliptical). The elliptical was a challenge today. I don’t know what it was about it, but 9 minutes in and I was just not feeling it. I was tired. Told myself at 10 minutes I would stop. Ten minutes hit, I kept going. Reminded myself that I wasn’t in pain, out of breath, or dying, and that I could fucking suck it up. Finished my last 10 minutes. Felt like a champ after I finished it, too. Didn’t burn as much as I have before on it because I was slacking hardcore the first 10 minutes, but I was only a few calories short. :3

All in all, did about an hour and a half of weights (sharing machines with my husband) and 22 minutes of cardio. It was a good day. I hope I feel it! :D

Measurements!

  • Neck: 15.5 (0)
  • Bust: 47.0 (-0.5)
  • Ribs: 38.0 (0)
  • Waist: 45.0 (-1)
  • Hips: 50.0 (-0.25)

I can see everything I’m losing on my waist. It’s pretty amazing. My hips are slower, but hopefully with the next measurement day (in 2 weeks), I will drop below 50 inches!

I am officially past 15% again. Will have to do the Japanese Gardens soon like we planned. :3 My husband will be so happy about that. :)

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Out of my depression!

I made it through my depression. A month of not wanting to do shit. I don’t even remember most of the past month. I remember being super stressed, crying a few times (because of some money issues), but I do not remember exercising during the past month almost at all. Last I remember exercising was when Lorien was out here.

Now I’m back, with a vengeance. However, weather decided to trump me and cut my stairs today by 66%. Jerk cold. The cold just seems to take the breath out of your lungs, and you tend to get that burning feeling faster. However, I made it through both of the belly dancing body toning videos that I have been struggling with without many stops! Makes me super excited. I still have cleaning to do today, and plan on doing a lot of it, so that will help with burning some weight off.

I have a goal for this week, and that’s to hit 20 pounds lost. I am not sure I will hit it, but I am going to try! I am only 3.4 pounds away from doing so, and I lost 3.2 last week! So I will be working my butt off tomorrow, too, to try to burn everything I can by Friday morning. :)

I am super shocked that I made it through a down cycle and exercised and only ever gained .6 lbs. Seriously. That is amazing. I don’t remember how I made it through downs while I was quitting smoking. I suppose I just pushed myself through like I had this past month. I do know that I slacked a bit, then twisted my ankle, and made up a couple of excuses, but I got through it. So super proud of myself today.

Now, today’s goals are cleaning, reading, some more light blogging, and a shower. :)